Elimination Chamber 2021 closed with a shock: The Miz cashed in his Cash within the Financial institution contract and received the WWE Championship off Drew McIntyre. It capped off a robust pay-per-view, which opened with a incredible Elimination Chamber match received by Daniel Bryan. In what would grow to be a theme of the present, Bryan was immediatey defeated by Common Champion Roman Reigns within the bout that adopted.
Hold studying for a full recap of Elimination Chamber.
The Miz cashes in, turns into WWE Champion
Bobby Lashley ambushed Drew McIntyre after the Chamber, destroying him outdoors the ring after which placing him within the Damage Lock. Miz’s music performed and he bumped into the ring, formally cashing in his Cash within the Financial institution contract.
The bell rings. Miz acquired a two depend following a DDT, however acquired the win following a Cranium Crushing Finale. The present goes off the air as The Miz celebrates his championship win.
Drew McIntyre retains WWE Championship
In the principle occasion of the present, Drew McIntyre retained his WWE Championship by successful the Elimination Chamber match. McIntyre final eradicated AJ Types to retain his championship.
The match constructed as much as a showdown between Sheamus and McIntyre, with Sheamus being the ultimate entrant within the match. Sheamus eradicated Kofi Kingston with a Brogue Kick, and McIntyre eradicated Jeff Hardy with a Claymore Kick, so it seemed like the 2 would clear home and battle to shut the bout. That wasn’t to be, as Sheamus was pinned by AJ Types following a Phenomenal Forearm.
Randy Orton was the primary to be eradicated, which additionally got here as a shock. Kofi Kingston entered the Chamber fourth and rapidly caught Orton with a artistic roll up. Following his pin, Orton RKO’d Kingston and Hardy earlier than leaving. AJ Types, who had but to formally enter, took benefit by instructing Omos to interrupt his Chamber door. Omos did, and AJ ran from the skin and walked by way of the Chamber door and unsuccessfully tried to pin Kingston and Hardy. Word that this positively does not make sense, since AJ is not a authorized man till his Chamber door unlocks. Alas.
The bout was good, however much more disjointed than the SmackDown opener. That is very true through the interval through which there have been 5 males nonetheless lively — AJ, McIntyre, Sheamus, Kingston and Hardy — the place there was typically motion happening in a number of areas. However it improved after Hardy and Kingston had been eradicated, when AJ, Sheamus and McIntyre placed on a robust closing part.
Score: 3.5 stars.
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax retain tag titles
Nia Jax pinned Sasha Banks with a Samoan Drop after a weird distraction because of Reginald, Carmella’s sommelier.
The bout began sluggish, with Nia Jax battling each Banks and Bianca Belair. Issues picked up as soon as Baszler tagged in, and we finally acquired some stable motion courtesy of Baszler and Banks’ glorious counter wrestling. The end got here as Jax and Banks had been the authorized ladies. Reginald got here to the ring with fancy champagne and a glass, and rolled the champagne into the ring as he instructed Banks to interrupt it over Jax. Sasha declined, and was struck by Jax, Samoan Dropped after which pinned.
The distraction was contrived, Banks seemed foolish and Jax’s execution was sloppy.
Score: 2 stars. It appears extremely possible that Banks will face Belair at WrestleMania, so this match suffered from the data that Jax and Baszler had been certain to retain. It was additional handicapped by a foul end and Jax, who is mostly not significantly enjoyable to observe. Shayna Baszler completely guidelines, although, and was the spotlight of the match.
Riddle wins United States Championship
John Morrison changed Kieth Lee on this United States Triple Menace match, which additionally featured Riddle and champion Bobby Lashley. Riddle received the enjoyable bout by pinning Morrison.
It started with Lashley being a monster, handily destroying each Riddle and Morrison. Riddle and Morrison then resolve to crew as much as take down the beast. At first not even this works, however finally they get the higher of Lashley and incapacitate him out the skin with some tandem offense.
Contained in the ring, we get some nice wrestling between Riddle and Morrison. Morrison is tragically underutilized. Ultimately, after all, Lashley returns to the ring. Riddle rocks him with a ripchord V-Set off, however Lashley finally ends up cleansing home. Morrison takes MVP’s crutches and tries to swing at Lashley, however Lashley avoids it and places Morrison within the Damage Lock. Riddle takes the crutch and smashes Lashley within the again — the announcers rapidly inform us it is No Disqualifications — inflicting Lashley to retreat and regroup outdoors.
Riddle then planted Morrison together with his BroDerrick tombstone slam for the win. He instantly ran away from Lashley, a real combating champion.
Score: 3.5 stars. A enjoyable match with three proficient guys. It is foolish seeing Riddle, an alleged babyface and real-life robust man, made to look so weak in comparison with Lashley. However it was good to see Morrison’s skills on present.
Roman Reigns defeats Daniel Bryan
This Common Championship match was brief however candy. Bryan, stumbling and barely in a position to stroll, tells the referee to ring the bell. Roman instantly goes for a spear, however he is countered as Bryan locks within the Sure Lock. Announcer Michael Cole is shedding his thoughts, screaming that Bryan goes to drag off a miracle. Unbelievable second.
It wasn’t to be although, as Reigns powered out and barraged Bryan with mounted punches. He then locked on a Guillotine and chokes out Bryan for the win.
Similar to Bryan had no alternative, neither did Reigns. He was speared by Edge, who introduced he’d face Reigns at WrestleMania.
Daniel Bryan wins SmackDown Elimination Chamber
The primary present opened with the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match. It featured Cesaro, Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Corbin and its eventual winner, Daniel Bryan. Bryan began the match with Cesaro and, after about 50 glorious minutes, final eradicated Jey Uso to win the bout.
After 5 minutes of rock stable wrestling between Bryan and Cesaro, Corbin was the third to enter the Chamber. He was a wrecking machine, taking down each and demolishing Bryan’s knee. Corbin would finally be the primary to go away the Chamber nevertheless, being tapped out by Cesaro’s sharpshooter.
Zayn was in fourth, with Owens and eventually Uso following. A excessive spot got here as Zayn scaled the Chamber, and was adopted by Cesaro. Cesaro, holding himself up with the hyperlinks on the high of the Chamber, kicked Zayn off to the Chamber ground. Zayn was the second to be elimianted, when Owens surprised and pinned him.
Following Zayn’s elimination, Uso trapped Owens’ arm within the Chamber door and blitzed him with superkicks. He then pinned him after a top-rope splash.
After Cesaro took Uso out on the skin, we acquired glorious back-and-forth motion between Cesaro and Bryan. Simply because it seemed like Cesaro was going to remove Bryan — amid a single-leg Big Swing on Bryan’s injured leg — he was clocked with a superkick by Uso. Uso then pinned Cesaro with a top-rope splash.
That left Uso and Bryan. Uso promptly hit a splash on Bryan for a two. He then scaled the highest of a Chamber pod and tried an enormous splash, however Bryan acquired his knees up, then hit Uso with the working knee for a pin, successful his third Chamber match.
The excellent news? Bryan wins a shot towards Roman Reigns’ Common Championship. The unhealthy information? Roman Reigns comes out instantly to begin that match. No relaxation for Bryan.
Score: 4.5 stars. Glorious stuff.
Kickoff Present outcomes
John Morrison defeated Ricochet, Elias and Ali to win a spot within the triple-threat match United States Championship on the principle present. Bobby Lashley will now defend his US title towards Morrison and Riddle.
Morrison received the match by rolling up Ali whereas Ali was distracted by his Retribution faction powerbombing Ricochet on the skin.